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Gamecocks Win 13 at Home Indoor Opener
Junior Eric Winfrey won the 55-meter dash on Saturday

Jan. 11, 2014

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina showed off its youth at the Gamecock Open #1 on Saturday at the USC Indoor Complex as underclassmen posted eight of the Gamecocks' 13 wins. The competition, the first of the season for South Carolina, included teams from Bethune Cookman, North Greenville, Claflin and Benedict in addition to other running clubs and unattached competitors.

Freshman Mollie Williams set a new personal record in the 55-meter hurdles to win her first collegiate race. Williams ran an 8.22 to capture the top-qualifying spot in the semifinals and then lowered her time to an 8.04 to top the field. Redshirt sophomore Sarah Graham (8.24) and Tyler Brockington (8.28) joined Williams in the top three.

In the men's 55-meter hurdles, sophomore Dondre Echols set a new personal best with a 7.39 in his second race of the day to take the finals.

After qualifying in the third spot in the 55-meter dash, junior Eric Winfrey (6.36) edged out senior Chris Royster (6.37) in the finals, as junior Chris Walker (6.43) joined the duo to give the Gamecocks the top three spots in the event finals.

In the mile run, redshirt freshman Sango Asante pulled away in the final strides to post his first collegiate victory with a time of 4:39.98.

Freshman Leveshia McCoy got her first year in the Garnet and Black off on the right foot by winning the women's 400-meter dash with a time of 1:02.45.

South Carolina swept the men's and women's 800-meter run with junior Kevin Keating taking the men's section and sophomore Kaleigh Higgins besting the rest of the women's field.

With a time of 9:13.40, freshman Greg Lowing won his first collegiate competition in the 3,000-meter run.

In the pole vault, junior Megan Wall kicked off her campaign with a clearance of 11-11.75 (3.65m) to start the season with a win. Sophomore Austin Eckenroth easily bested the men's field, posting a top height of 15-11.00 (4.85m).

Freshman Natasha Dicks collected the women's long jump win in her first meet as a Gamecock. Dicks posted a mark of 18-00.50 (5.50m) to capture the top spot.

Upperclassmen shined in the throwing events as redshirt junior Kaysee Sullivan won the shot put with an all-time indoor best throw of 46-03.50 (14.11m). South Carolina also captured the top-two spots in the men's weight throw thanks to personal best performances from redshirt juniors Andrew Seay and Walker Selby. Seay's throw of 58-07.50 (17.87m) was the best of the day with Selby taking second with a mark of 56-10.75 (17.34m).

South Carolina dives into competition next weekend at the Virginia Tech Invitational. The event begins Friday and continues Saturday at Rector Fieldhouse.

MEN • JAN. 11, 2014 • GAMECOCK INDOOR #1
Men's 55m Dash Semis
1. Chris Royster 6.37q
3. Eric Winfrey6.45q
5. Ryan Bermudez 6.53q
7. Chris Walker 6.56q
Men's 55m Dash Finals
1. Eric Winfrey6.36
2. Chris Royster6.37
3. Chris Walker6.43
7. Ryan Bermudez6.57
Men's 800m
1. Kevin Keating2:08.18
2. Eric Goings2:09.02
Men's Mile Run
1. Sango Asante4:39.98
3. Miles Laubinger4:42.86
Men's 3,000m Run
1. Greg Lowing9:13.40
Men's 55m Hurdles Semis
2. Dondre Echols7.45q
3. Jermaine Collier 7.53q
5. Jussi Kanervo7.60q
Men's 55m Hurdles Finals
1. Dondre Echols7.39PR
3. Jermaine Collier 7.54
Jussi Kanervo DNF
Men's Pole Vault
1. Austin Eckenroth4.85m // 15-11.00
Men's Long Jump
3. Joshua Jones6.83m // 22-05.00
11. Austin Eckenroth5.95m // 19-06.25
Men's Weight Throw
1. Walker Selby17.87m // 58-07.50PR
2. Andrew Seay17.34m // 56-10.75PR
Men's Shot Put
4. Andrew Seay12.58m // 41-03.24
5. Walker Selby12.40m // 40-08.25
W 55m Dash Semis
2. Gabrielle Gray 7.09q
4. Alexis Murphy 7.19q
5. Vashti Bandy7.20q
6. Briana Haith 7.28q
W 55m Dash Finals
2. Gabrielle Gray7.05
3. Vashti Bandy7.10
5. Alexis Murphy7.14
7. Briana Haith7.19
W 400m
1. Leveshia McClain1:02.45
W 800m
1. Kaleigh Higgins2:30.14
W Mile Run
2. Martha McCoy5:29.92
3. Sarah Falta5:39.87
W 3,000m
2. Courtney Swink11:31.96
4. Brittany Day12:19.18
W 55m Hurdles Semis
1. Mollie Williams 8.22q
2. Sarah Graham 8.24q
3. Tyler Brockington8.28q
6. Jemekia Wilson8.73q
W 55m Hurdles Finals
1. Mollie Williams8.04PR
2. Tyler Brockington8.10
3. Sarah Graham8.24
5. Jemekia Wilson8.67
W High Jump
5. Nancy Caroline Cann1.42m // 4-07.75
W Pole Vault
1. Megan Wall3.65m // 11-11.75
W Long Jump
1. Natasha Dicks5.50m // 18-00.50
4. Sarah Graham 5.38m // 17-08.00PR
W Shot Put
1. Kaysee Sullivan14.11m // 46-03.50
3. Jemekia Wilson10.52m // 34-06.25
4. Sarah Graham 10.52m // 34-06.25PR



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